Cooper King Distillery Ltd

Cooper King Distillery Ltd

York, North Yorkshire

Cooper King Distillery is a self-built family-owned distillery near York, producing award-winning sustainable spirits underpinned by craftsmanship, honesty and adventure.

A crowd-funded whisky and gin distillery, it’s one of only a handful in the UK to run on 100% green energy, and plants 1 square metre of English woodland for every bottle of gin sold.

Founded in 2014 by Dr Abbie Neilson, a former scientist, and Chris Jaume, a chartered architect, the venture was inspired by their desire to leave the rat-race. Chris and Abbie travelled across the globe and became fascinated by the eight operational whisky distilleries in Tasmania. With a mission to bring their discoveries back to Britain, the couple gave up their established careers and set up a truly independent gin and whisky distillery back home in Yorkshire.